The Smart Mobility Dashboard Manywyas.be has been taken off-line. The project was the result of a very pleasant cooperation between www.waylay.io and MORE LION. We've built mobility dashboards for Brussels, Antwerp and Brussels Airport. The project was funded by the Belgian government in 2018. No funding was available to keep the dashboard in the air.
We did make a video on how the dashboard looked, for others to be inspired. We believe that dashboards are a great indermediary step in working with mobility data, because it shows to the world what you're doing, and you're already able to monitor traffic and evaluate some policy decisions. Read our article on 'Why imagination is more important than data' here.
Below you can see a video demonstrating the Manyways.be dashboard as it was active during 2019:
Pieter Morlion was Interviewed by Esen Köse from Taxistop, an organisation that works on shared mobility (and the shared economy as a whole). They're conducting a series of interviews, "a tribe called transport" where they interview people working on mobility in Belgium. The interviews are aimed at students and we talked about the future of mobility and why elementary stuff is sometimes very uncool, like sewerage.
Mobilitytalks: De toekomst van smart mobility met Pieter Morlion
Gazet van Antwerpen asked MORE LION to make an analysis of the impact of the corona quarantine measures on the mobility in the region. We used the www.manyways.be dashboard and data from the Telraam project to assess the impact. After two weeks of quarantine, traffic decreased with 66% in living areas, 49% less traffic is driving into Antwerp, and there are 32% less cars driving on the ring road. The bicycle sharing system sees a decrease in use of 57% and the punctuality of trains increased by 82%. You can read the article here.
Pieter Morlion from MORE LION was asked by Fietsberaad Vlaanderen to take part in a one-week innovation sprint they organised jointly with IMEC (the Mobilidata programme). The goal is to further increase cycling as a means of transport to or from stations when commuting. The innovation sprint will have a prototype as an outcome to make large bike parkings (at train stations, for example) safer and more efficient and offer the cyclist peace of mind.
Pieter Morlion from MORE LION was interviewed by Yannick Verbesselt for Artikel 21 bis, a news platform ran by students journalism. Read the article here.
MORE LION was selected - together with part-time freelancer Suzanne Hoadley), by the SPI (agence de développement pour la province de Liège) to support them on setting up a mobility platform for the region. MORE LION will share their expertise on the matter, build a strategy together with the SPI, select an appropriate vendor to deliver the platform and overview the realisation.
We are happy to announce this first collaboration with a government in Wallonia!
MORE LION was chosen by Oxfam Solidarity Belgium to organise an in-house course on project management and advise on project management processes within the organisation.
Practice what you preach. We do not have any company or other car, only own a bicycle, use public transport where possible and are part of two car-sharing systems (Dégage and Partago). We keep track of our professional kilometers driven and for 2019, we achieved the following modal split:
Train: 8570 km or 82,5%
Bike: 1327 km or 12,8%
Car: 491 km or 4,7%
Pieter Morlion gave a presentation at the MOVE conference in London, where 5.000 mobility & innovation minded people attended presentations on a very broad range of subjects: from self-driving technology, over growing plants in supermarkets instead of transporting them, innovations in cycling, the first female taxi-driver in Ghana to how to the car-industry think they will survive.